Tag Archives: Energy Department

GSA, DOE Seek Market Info on Greenhouse Gas Reduction Tech

Carbon Storage

The General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) want to identify market sources of retrofit technologies designed to reduce greenhouse gases. GSA said Tuesday in a SAM.gov notice that it seeks market information on technologies such as carbon capture, power generation, decarbonized heating and on-site energy production.

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DOE Announces $61M Funding to 10 Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Project

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $61 million to 10 projects aimed at transforming housing communities and workplaces into grid-interactive efficient buildings to decrease carbon emissions and reduce energy costs. The pilot projects will deploy smart controls, sensors, analytics and other technologies that will enable residents and tenants of over 7,000 buildings to communicate with the electrical grid and control their power consumption. 

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DOE to Issue FOA for Regional Clean Hydrogen Studies

Department of Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) plans to issue a new funding opportunity announcement for studies on how to streamline regional clean hydrogen deployments. The effort aims to reduce clean hydrogen costs, create jobs and address environmental challenges as the Biden administration seeks to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, DOE said Friday.

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DOE Launches Program to Develop Cybersecurity Tech for Power Grid Support; David Turk Quoted

David Turk

The Department of Energy (DOE) has launched a program that will establish cohorts of federal and industry leaders in the energy sector to develop cybersecurity technologies meant to support the evolving power grid. The Clean Energy Cybersecurity Accelerator program is aimed at advancing grid modernization and addressing cybersecurity challenges to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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GAO Offers Recommendations to Help Agencies Protect Federal Research From Foreign Influence

Federal Research

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended that federal agencies ensure that their conflicts of interest policies address non-financial COI and come up with written procedures to address cases in which researchers failed to divulge required information to help protect U.S. research programs from foreign influence.

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Air Combat Command Concludes Design Certification Test of B61-12 Nuclear Bomb; Lt. Col. Daniel Jackson Quoted

F-35A with B61-12

Air Combat Command (ACC) and its maintenance partners have completed the final flight test exercise required to certify the B61-12 bomb's nuclear design. A pair of F-35A units dropped B61-12 joint test assemblies during the aircraft's first full weapon system demonstration. Pilots dropped the JTAs at Tonopah Test Range while observing operationally realistic flight envelopes.

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DOE to Invest $400M in Basic Science Research; Secretary Jennifer Granholm Quoted

Jennifer Granholm

The Department of Energy (DOE) will invest $400 million in basic science research projects that tackle topics related to clean energy, national security and economy. Projects under the new funding opportunity announcement will support fusion energy sciences, high-energy and nuclear physics, basic energy sciences and other topics pursued by DOE’s Office of Science. 

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DOE Seeks to Help Energy Sector Protect Operational Tech With New Cybersecurity Methodology

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy has published a document meant to help oil, natural gas and electric utility companies protect operational technology networks against cyber threats. DOE said Friday it worked with the Idaho National Laboratory and sought input from the energy industry to create the “CyOTE: Cybersecurity for the OT Environment” methodology.

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DOE Selects GE’s Research Unit, 4 Universities to Develop Manufacturing Efficiency, Security Processes

DOE CyOTE Methodology

The Department of Energy (DOE) has selected General Electric's research division and four universities to develop methods for increasing the energy efficiency and cybersecurity of advanced manufacturing processes. GE Research, Indiana University, Purdue University, Texas Tech University and the University of California will lead projects with the goal of addressing technical objectives established by the Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

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Argonne White Paper Lays Out R&D Path for Electric Aircraft Propulsion Batteries; Ajay Misra Quoted

Electric Aviation

The Argonne Collaborative Center for Energy Storage Science has released a white paper detailing the research and development needed for the commercialization of electric aviation batteries. The white paper explores research areas where the Department of Defense and NASA could spur innovation in electric propulsion batteries amid a projected emergence of the urban air mobility services market. 

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